My response to the Friday Fictioneers 100 word challenge inspired by the photo above. 99 words.
Andromeda’s orbital engines hummed as Cole and Yin walked towards the marker on their heads up display, helmet lights slicing through the darkness.
Yin stooped and placed a soil sample in his analyser, noticing a pair of ash and cobweb encrusted shoes placed side by side. The map showed a school had once stood here. He poked the cobwebs with a gloved finger, and a small spider scuttled along the silky strands.
“Guess this place is all yours now mate” he said sadly, his helmet display blinking orange.
“Cole, radiation spike” Yin shouted, “get back to the shuttle, now!”
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